Inspired by Mozart’s Requiem and commissioned as part of a series of films commemorating the composer’s 250th birthday, this elegy for an old Kurdish musician determined to perform one last time in his homeland is equal parts road-trip slapstick and human-rights screed, with a dollop of haunting mysticism. Bahman Ghobadi’s previous work has been similarly eclectic with mixed results, although his eye for imagery is undeniably arresting. The visual poetry works; the comic relief and political harangue, not so much.
|Release date:||Friday December 14 2007|
Cast and crew
Ali Ashraf Rezai
Reza Haj Khosravi